The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has been described as the worst and largest environmental disaster in the history of humanity.
Nobody really knows how much oil is being released down there. It has been said that every three days it can be as much as another “Exxon Valdez."
Gianpaolo Grazioli owner of Giapo, an Auckland Gelato shop, says “We’ve seen the horrific images coming out of the Gulf of Mexico since the oil disaster started, the pictures of the silent victims, the oil soaked wildlife are some of the most heart wrenching you may have seen.
“Although far away from the site of this disaster, we can’t sit idly by and watch these poor animals suffer, we need to do something to help.”
Giapo are going to help by launching a BP Gelato on Tuesday 15 June; and they’ll be donating $1.00 from every one sold to the Alabama Coastal Foundation who are hands on helping with rescue efforts in the gulf.
Gianpaolo says “We wanted to make a donation direct to one of the local bird rescue organisations but couldn’t as we've been told that BP are responsible for all these things; and we didn’t think it would go down well if we said we would give $1.00 from every gelato to BP – this just doesn’t sound right.”
The BP Oil Spill Gelato ingredients include an upside down chocolate fish, covered in streams of chocolate fudge.
Giapo will only have the BP Oil Spill Gelato on sale until the end of June, and aim to raise as much as possible to help the birds and wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. For those can’t make it to Giapo, they’ve set up a new Giveaiittle cause and donations can be made through Givealittle with 100% of the funds raised going to the Alabama Coastal Foundation.